Vertigo Solicits (March 2014)

Vertigo Solicits (March 2014)

By Pamela Mullin Horvath Friday, December 13th, 2013

AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SECOND CYCLE #1

“I’ve missed these characters dearly, and I’m bringing them back with a vengeance.” – Scott Snyder

Written by SCOTT SNYDER

Art and cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

1:50 Variant cover by JAE LEE

On sale MARCH 19 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

The Eisner Award-winning, critically acclaimed series is back! #1 New York Times best-selling writer Scott Snyder (BATMAN, SUPERMAN UNCHAINED, THE WAKE) and acclaimed artist Rafael Albuquerque (ANIMAL MAN) bring their bloodsoaked opus into the 1960s!

The story so far...

Pearl Jones is a new kind of vampire, one of an American breed that can walk in the sun and has rattlesnake fangs. She’s beautiful and powerful – and she’s hiding from a tragic past…

Skinner Sweet is an American vamp too – the kind you love to hate. He’s good when he wants to be, but most of the time he’s downright bad. He’s Pearl’s maker, but he’s off in Mexico with an agenda of his own…

Will their two stories collide, or are they separated forever? And who is this new villain on the horizon, someone bloodier and more evil than anything seen in AMERICAN VAMPIRE before? Who is THE GRAY TRADER and what does his arrival mean for Skinner and Pearl?

Whether you’re already a fan or interested in checking out this series, the extra-sized AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SECOND CYCLE #1 is the perfect jumping-on point!

 

STIEG LARSSON’S THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE HC

Written by DENISE MINA

Art by LEONARDO MANCO, ANDREA MUTTI and ANTONIO FUSO

Cover by LEE BERMEJO

On sale MAY 28 • 288 pg, FC, $29.99 US • MATURE READERS

In this new graphic novel adaptation of the second of Stieg Larsson’s international blockbuster thrillers, Mikael Blomkvist, publisher of the magazine Millennium, is preparing to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation. But on the eve of its publication, the two reporters behind the article are murdered, and the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to his friend, the troubled hacker Lisbeth Salander. While Blomkvist tries to clear Salander’s name, Salander herself is drawn into a deadly game of cat and mouse that forces her to face her dark past.

 

STIEG LARSSON’S THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO TP

Written by DENISE MINA

Art by LEONARDO MANCO and ANDREA MUTTI

Cover by LEE BERMEJO

On sale APRIL 2 • 312 pg, FC, $24.99 US • MATURE READERS

The graphic novel adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s international blockbuster is now available in a single trade paperback volume! Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden’s wealthiest families, disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and corruption!

 

COFFIN HILL #6

Written by CAITLIN KITTREDGE

Art by INAKI MIRANDA

Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

On sale MARCH 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Eve comes face to face with her nightmare from a decade ago – and this time, she can’t turn away. As innocent lives hang in the balance, Eve must embrace the legacy of the Coffin Witch to put her family curse to rest...or die trying in the final issue of this storyline!

 

THE BOOKS OF MAGIC TP NEW EDITION

Written by NEIL GAIMAN

Art by JOHN BOLTON, CHARLES VESS, PAUL JOHNSON and SCOTT HAMPTON

Cover by JOHN BOLTON

On sale APRIL 23 • 208 pg, FC, $16.99 US • MATURE READERS

From Neil Gaiman comes a tale of the dangers and opportunities of youth, reprinted the original four-issue miniseries. Timothy Hunter could be the most powerful magician in the world, but does he really want to be? John Constantine, Phantom Stranger, Mister E, and Doctor Occult attempt to aid Timothy in choosing his path, but by the time Timothy makes a choice, it may already have been made for him.

 

DEAD BOY DETECTIVES #4

Written by TOBY LITT and MARK BUCKINGHAM

Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM and GARY ERSKINE

Cover by MARK BUCKINGHAM

On sale MARCH 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Were Charles and Edwin total fools when they followed Crystal back to their hellish alma mater, St. Hilarion’s, to investigate their own murders? All they’ve done is put Crystal in danger of having her soul stripped out of her by the demon possessed master Nath. If the boys fail to rescue her, all three of them will burn.

 

100 BULLETS: BROTHER LONO TP

Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO

Art by EDUARDO RISSO

Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

On sale APRIL 9 • 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US • MATURE READERS

The Eisner Award-winning team behind 100 BULLETS reunites to tell the story of the baddest Minuteman of all. When last we saw Lono in 100 BULLETS, Dizzy Cordova had shot him in the chest ... but Lono always was too tough to die. Now, Lono finds himself in Mexico working on the side of the angels. Collects the entire eight-issue miniseries.

 

ASTRO CITY: SHINING STARS TP

Written by KURT BUSIEK

Art by BRENT ANDERSON

Cover by ALEX ROSS

RESOLICIT • On sale APRIL 9 • 208 pg, FC, $16.99 US

In these tales from ASTRO CITY: SAMARITAN #1, ASTRO CITY: ASTRA #1-2, ASTRO CITY: SILVER AGENT #1-2 and ASTRO CITY: BEAUTIE #1, Astra Furst is graduating from college. It’s a time of friends and family,

new opportunities, changing relationships – and danger! Plus: the story of the Silver Agent’s fateful journey through time is revealed, including his origin and much more!

 

ASTRO CITY #10

Written by KURT BUSIEK

Art by BRENT ANDERSON

Cover by ALEX ROSS

On sale MARCH 12 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Winged Victory, Samaritan and the Confessor take down the villain targeting her – and then she has to face the fallout. Will Astro City’s most prominent super heroine survive? Don’t miss the grand finale of this four-part epic!

 

THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE SPECIAL EDITION #2

Written by NEIL GAIMAN

Art and cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III

Resolicit • On sale MARCH 26 • 44 pg, FC, $4.99 US • MATURE READERS

This Special Edition will include the entire second issue of the new miniseries before final coloring, giving readers a behind-the-scenes look at J.H. Williams’ unique process. Williams’ original coloring will be shown with the black, white and gray tones of the original work. Also, the lettering will be translucent, allowing the reader to see the exquisite artwork behind the word balloons. This issue also features a Q&A and a Process Piece with colorist Dave Stewart and other bonus features.

 

FAIREST #24

Written by MARC ANDREYKO

Art by SHAWN McMANUS

Cover by ADAM HUGHES

On sale MARCH 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Cinderella’s quest to find the creator of the rodent assassins leads her to India – and into the big, blue arms of an old flame! Can Cindy find the answers she needs to save Fabletown from a pest problem of the deadliest kind before it’s too late? And how will Cindy react when she finally comes face to face with ?

 

FABLES #139

Written by BILL WILLINGHAM

Art by STEVE LEIALOHA

Cover by NIMIT MALAVIA

On sale MARCH 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

In part one of the two-part “The Boys in the Band,” we return to some Scottish roots. So why are Peter Piper, Joe Shepherd, Puss in Boots and Briar Rose all on their way to Scotland? Well, the band has to stick together, of course! When Danny Boy shows up at the Farm to tell Seamus it’s time to return home, the group sets off on their journey across the ocean. An evil Scottish villain is introduced, and a bloody battle ensues that may mean the loss of one of our favorite feline Fables. Plus, don’t miss this issue’s debut of sensational new cover artist Nimit Malavia!

 

HINTERKIND VOL. 1 TP

Written by IAN EDGINTON

Art by FRANCESCO TRIFOGLI

Cover by GREG TOCCHINI

On sale APRIL 2 • 144 pg, FC, $9.99 US • MATURE READERS

Fifty-seven years after a biological event has all but wiped out the human race, the Hinterkind have returned. They come from the lost corners of the world: centaurs, elves, dwarves, trolls and worse. But these aren’t fairy tale creatures. They are flesh and blood, and they have a long-simmering hatred of humanity. Collects HINTERKIND #1-6.

 

HINTERKIND #6

Written by IAN EDGINTON

Art by FRANCESCO TRIFOGLI

Cover by GREG TOCCHINI

On sale MARCH 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Buried underground in the city of ghosts, Prosper must make the toughest decision of her life. Meanwhile, the knives are out as the assassins move in on Queen Telsche and Malachi, the Red Knight.

 

JONAH HEX: SHADOWS WEST TP

Written by JOE R. LANSDALE

Art by TIMOTHY TRUMAN and SAM GLANZMAN

Cover by TIMOTHY TRUMAN

On sale APRIL 9 • 392 pg, FC, $24.99 US • MATURE READERS

In these twisted tales from JONAH HEX: TWO-GUN MOJO #1-5, JONAH HEX: SHADOWS WEST #1-3 and JONAH HEX: RIDERS OF THE WORM AND SUCH #1-5, Hex battles a doctor determined to transform him into a zombie, joins up with a Wild West show and learns the dark secret behind the existence of a demonic baby, and discovers an ancient race of man-eating worms from beneath the earth.

 

FLEX MENTALLO: MAN OF MUSCLE MYSTERY TP

Written by GRANT MORRISON

Art and cover by FRANK QUITELY

On sale APRIL 30 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

Once he was Hero of the Beach...and of the Doom Patrol. Now Flex Mentallo returns to investigate the sinister dealings of his former comrade The Fact, and a mysterious rock star whose connection to Flex may hold the key to saving them both. Collecting the four-issue miniseries, including a sketch section and recolored art.

 

FBP: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS #8

Written by SIMON OLIVER

Art by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ

Cover by NATHAN FOX

On sale MARCH 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

During dismantle and removal duty in the 51st state, Rosa and Adam are invited to take part in an experiment that will test their limits and blur their concept of reality.

 

TRILLIUM #7

Written by JEFF LEMIRE

Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE

RESOLICIT • On sale MARCH 5 • 32 pg, FC, 7 of 8, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

The penultimate issue of Vertigo’s acclaimed sci-fi epic is here, and Nika and William are out of time—literally! The last love story ever told nears its conclusion...but what waits beyond the end of the universe? You’ll have to read to find out!

 

THE ROYALS: MASTERS OF WAR #2

Written by ROB WILLIAMS

Art and cover by SIMON COLEBY

On sale MARCH 5 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 6, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

As THE ROYALS continues, the truce is broken thanks to Prince Henry’s actions during the Battle of Britain! Now, Royals across the world are entering World War II – and that includes the oldest and most powerful of them all, the immortal Emperor Jimmu of Japan. Meanwhile, Henry, Arthur and Rose travel to the United States to attempt to convince President Roosevelt to join the conflict. Will Arthur’s drunkenness and Henry’s attraction to his sister torpedo the alliance? And who is the uninvited visitor on the White House lawn?

 

THE WAKE #7

Written by SCOTT SNYDER

Art by SEAN MURPHY

Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON

On sale MARCH 26 • 32 pg, FC, 7 of 10, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Two hundred years in the future, things are not looking good for the human race. But a mysterious call from the deep could change everything. The epic, flooded future of THE WAKE continues here!

 

THE UNWRITTEN VOL. 2: APOCALYPSE #3

Written by MIKE CAREY

Art by PETER GROSS

Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU

On sale MARCH 19 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

Tom discovers just how quickly the world is dissolving into chaos – and why. But where in all this fractured, insane landscape will he find an ally, and what price will he have to pay? The answer lies in the Divadlo Trinka puppet theatre of Prague, and in the old cliché: “My enemy’s enemy is my friend.“